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Monday 04 November 2013
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Sunday 14 July 2013
What do Arnaud Massy, Lawson Little, Glenna Collett Vare, Flory van Donck and Norman von Nida have in common? The answer is that, while hardly household names these days, they were good enough golfers in their era to make this list.
Monday 08 July 2013
The entrepreneur has failed to create thousands of jobs through a supposed billion-pound investment that were key to approval for his hugely controversial golf resort
Thursday 27 June 2013
Kevin Spacey and John Malkovich among those to offer support as tycoon claims his punch was to ‘neutralise the threat’
Wednesday 29 May 2013
First Netflix created its own on-demand drama series, now Amazon-owned LoveFilm is to make five shows selected from 14 would-be shows
Monday 13 May 2013
Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has been chosen to give an annual keynote speech to TV executives - about how his latest hit show bypassed television channels.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Declan Kidney finished down on his luck in the 2013 Six Nations: three defeats and a draw followed the solitary opening-day victory over Wales in Cardiff. Now, he is finished as Ireland coach. The 53-year-old former maths teacher from County Cork was shown the door by his governing body – a development widely predicted by Emerald Isle rugby experts after last month's excruciating loss to Italy in Rome, in which the Munsterman got his sums badly wrong.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The Arts Diary
Burchill's attack follows the same pattern - trans stories are only of interest if we star as villains
Sunday 13 January 2013
If we want acceptance, we must sit on the sidelines and cheer for the "real women's issues". Except we do that already
Sunday 11 November 2012
Margin Call is set in the offices of a Wall Street investment firm on the eve, literally, of 2008's financial crash.
Saturday 10 November 2012
JC Chandor's snappy drama, which bites like Glengarry Glen Ross, centres on Zachary Quinto's entry-level analyst unearthing a potentially ruinous high-risk project for his wealthy Manhattan firm.
Thursday 05 July 2012
London theatregoers are paying an average of £37.97 for their tickets, according to research.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Sam Mendes plans new musical version of Roald Dahl's enduring children's story
Sunday 26 February 2012
He's violent, mouthy, seductive, and an all-round scuzzball. Woody Harrelson is a man out of time in the cleaned-up LAPD. Still, he can always retrain and become a lawyer
Friday 30 December 2011
Would the author of Where Angels Fear to Tread have ventured upon butt-waxing? This stray, even idle thought surfaces while reading William Ian Miller's account of the shrinking brain and concomitant weakenings. He ranges widely but accords no space to EM Forster, who lived beyond 90 but, decades earlier, lamented the hair between his buttocks.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity